A Pain Pump

Dr. Yves De Koninck
Dr. Yves De Koninck

Yves De Koninck’s team shows that chronic pain depends on a cellular disorder that can be corrected

Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval have just taken a step towards the development of a new class of drugs to relieve chronic pain. Continue reading

The pain puzzle: Uncovering how morphine increases pain in some people

Yves De Koninck
Dr. Yves De Koninck

Researchers discover new pathway to reduce paradoxical pain

Quebec City & Toronto, January 6, 2013—For individuals with agonizing pain, it is a cruel blow when the gold-standard medication actually causes more pain. Adults and children whose pain gets worse when treated with morphine may be closer to a solution, based on research published in the January 6 on-line edition of Nature Neuroscience.
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